Play the King

by Blake Ian

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    1 of 270 Limited Edition 7" vinyl singles of "Play the King" with B-Side "Somewhere (@150)". Each record features the original artwork created for the record by renowned NYC pop artist Peter Tunney. Each record cover has been numbered and signed by the artist. A custom digital download card is included.

    SIDE A 27BIPTK
    Play the King - 2:34
    (B. Ian)

    SIDE B
    Somewhere (at 150) - 3:35
    (B. Ian)


    Sides, are not to be drawn between who you are and what you want… Float, above everything, you wear the crown and I'll play the king!


    Music and Lyrics by Blake Ian

    Blake Ian - Vocals / Guitars
    Lee Diamond - Snare Drum / Guitar

    Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Blake Ian at APT27

    Mastered to Vinyl by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound (New York)

    Featuring Original Artwork by Peter Tunney

    Graphic Design and Layout by Frank Sabatella

    Special thanks to Jon Goldman and Larry Hess

    Copyright 2010 27 Productions
    Ten Steps Music (BMI)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Play the King via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Sides Are not to be drawn Between who you are And what you want Fast is no way to defend We just crush the things We rush in the end And you take a photograph of this You put it on your desk Tqo fool everyone A chance Will never be If you don’t have the strength To just wait and see Sand Flies thru your face Slides out your hands Right thru the cracks And you take a photograph of you A photograph of me To fake what it means Ya can’t hold to it fast Pretend it will last Just like your dreams Cough You need to get out The dust that got in While you were in doubt Float Above everything You wear the crown And I’ll play the king We save the pictures that we take Behind the glass For arguments sake We try to take the right steps And cancel the checks Before it’s too late
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We’re always taught to settle Don’t fight things’ll get better But some nights you feel you’ll never get there Strong wings made of leather, well We all gotta stick together Cause there’s all kind of storms to weather out there They move with lightning speed And they know just what you need But there’s no guarantee It’s gonna get us somewhere They say you’ve got to sever, but No way not me not never, I Can’t face it alone forever out there Thick skinned and part barbarian Ich bin ein American I learn to give whatever I can They move with lightning speed And they know just what you need But there’s no guarantee It’s gonna get us somewhere Long nights filled with pleasure, brings Hard days and nothing to treasure, we Find ourselves bruised and battered and bare Big bus pulls into the station Takes us on a year’s vacation and Leave us feelin scattered and scared ¬ It moves with lightning speed And it knows just what we need But there’s no guarantee It’s gonna get us somewhere

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Two upbeat tracks from this modern NY singer songwriter, recorded in the simple style of Elvis' early Sun Sessions (1954). Recorded in 1 afternoon in Blake's home studio with long time friend and drummer Lee Diamond who played a single snare drum for the session giving it that minimal 50's sound, this 2 sided single is a departure in style for Blake Ian and reminiscent of artists like Violent Femmes and Jonathan Richman.

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released April 27, 2010

SIDE A 27BIPTK
Play the King - 2:34
(B. Ian)

SIDE B
Somewhere (at 150) - 3:35
(B. Ian)


Sides, are not to be drawn between who you are and what you want… Float, above everything, you wear the crown and I'll play the king!


Music and Lyrics by Blake Ian

Blake Ian - Vocals / Guitars
Lee Diamond - Snare Drum / Guitar

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Blake Ian at APT27

Mastered to Vinyl by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound (New York)

Featuring Original Artwork by Peter Tunney

Graphic Design and Layout by Frank Sabatella

Special thanks to Jon Goldman and Larry Hess

Copyright 2010 27 Productions
Ten Steps Music (BMI)

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Blake Ian New York, New York

Blake Ian is a NY singer-songwriter-producer, who has toured the country opening for Daughtry, Donovan, Kenny Loggins, Steve Miller Band, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Leon Russell, Duncan Sheik and Christopher Cross.
He has released 3 full length albums and 10 singles of his own work. As a producer Ian has co-written and released works by all the other artists on his indie label, 27 Productions.
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